Mike Conway becomes double FIA WEC World Champion in Bahrain



8 HOURS OF BAHRAIN - HIGHLIGHTS & FACTS

  • Mike Conway claimed his second World Endurance Championship crown in terrific style under the lights in Bahrain

  • Taking second place in the 8 Hours of Bahrain, the #7 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing crew of Mike, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López secured the result they needed to win the title

  • The result also marks a historic moment as the team become the first Hypercar champions in the series’ history

  • Usurped by the #36 Alpine in the opening stages, both Toyota’s fought hard to repass their rivals

  • As the race progressed, the #7 regained second place and held a comfortable gap to the #36 as they raced their way to the chequered flag and to the world title

  • Mike and the team retain their world title with a total of 173 points

  • They also claimed a podium finish in all six races, with victory in three of them - including the 24 Hours of Le Mans

  • Their title triumph means Mike joins an exclusive list of multiple WEC World Champions

MIKE'S RACE REVIEW

“It feels really good to join the club of double World Champions. To win the title two times in a row is an amazing feeling, and finally getting Le Mans this year really does top off the season. I'm proud to achieve this with Kamui and José who have done an amazing job all year, just like everyone on our crew. We were pushed as hard as ever by car #8 so well done to them. It's always a pleasure to race with them and it's going to be strange not to have Kazuki behind the wheel of that car. It's been great fun working with him.”

Images courtesy of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing.